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Eliassi, B. (2019). Homelessness and statelessness: possibilities and perils. In: Robin Cohen, Carolin Fischer (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies: (pp. 120-128). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Homelessness and statelessness: possibilities and perils
2019 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies / [ed] Robin Cohen, Carolin Fischer, New York: Routledge, 2019, p. 120-128Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge international handbooks
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77245 (URN)10.4324/9781315209050-15 (DOI)2-s2.0-85060274812 (Scopus ID)9781138631137 (ISBN)9781315209050 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-23 Created: 2018-08-23 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. (2018). Diasporic conceptions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In: Michael M. Gunter (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on the Kurds: (pp. 425-438). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diasporic conceptions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
2018 (English)In: Routledge Handbook on the Kurds / [ed] Michael M. Gunter, New York: Routledge, 2018, p. 425-438Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2018
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77246 (URN)9781138646643 (ISBN)9781315627427 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-23 Created: 2018-08-23 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Dahlstedt, M. & Eliassi, B. (2018). Slaget om hemmet - Värden, utanförskapanden och förorten som folkhemmets periferi: [The struggle about home. Values, social exclusion and the suburb as the periphery of the People’s home]. Sociologisk forskning, 55(2-3), 203-223
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Slaget om hemmet - Värden, utanförskapanden och förorten som folkhemmets periferi: [The struggle about home. Values, social exclusion and the suburb as the periphery of the People’s home]
2018 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 203-223Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we analyse contemporary discourses about social exclusion in the suburbs. The empirical material is mainly based on speeches of different Swedish political party leaders during the Politician's Week (politikerveckan) in Almedalen that took place in 2016. By adopting a discursive psychology approach, we have examined the interpretative repertoires and the discursive resources that the party leaders use to frame the suburbs as sites of "parallel society", criminality, passivity, gender oppression, radicalization and dominance of values that assumingly pose a threat to the social cohesion of Swedish society and the basis of the People's Home. In order to remediate the "crisis of values" in Swedish society that migration and social exclusion of suburbs have supposedly engendered, "Swedish values" are highlighted as important resources to strengthen social cohesion and reclaim the endangered People's Home. Thus, values are gradually becoming primary markers of difference and deployed to construct hierarchies of belonging and rights in the Swedish society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Sveriges sociologförbund, 2018
Keywords
Suburbs, Values, Politics of Belonging, People's Home, Social Exclusion
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77014 (URN)000437926900006 ()2-s2.0-85051371976 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-27 Created: 2018-07-27 Last updated: 2019-07-10Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. (2017). Conceptions of Immigrant Integration and Racism Among Social Workers in Sweden. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 28(1), 6-35, Article ID 1249242.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptions of Immigrant Integration and Racism Among Social Workers in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Journal of Progressive Human Services, ISSN 1042-8232, E-ISSN 1540-7616, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 6-35, article id 1249242Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on 22 qualitative interviews with social workers in Sweden, this article analyzes how social workers conceive immigrant integration and racism and tackle racism within their institutions and the wider Swedish society. The majority of the white social workers framed integration in relation to cultural differences and denied or minimized the role of racism in structuring their services and the ethnic relations in Sweden. In contrast, social workers with immigrant backgrounds were less compromising in discussing racism and assumed it as a problem both for themselves as institutional actors and as immigrants in everyday life and institutional settings. Social institutions in Sweden have been important actors in endorsing equality and accommodating differences. However, it is of paramount importance for social justice-minded social workers to identify and unsettle those structures and discourses that enable racist and discriminatory policies and practices against those groups who are not viewed as “core” members of the Swedish society. The absence of anti-racist social work within Swedish social work is primarily related to the idea of color-blind welfare universalism that is assumed to transcend the particularity of the needs, experiences, and perspectives of different groups in Sweden. While integration is envisioned and framed as a political project of inclusion of non-white immigrants, it tends to become a political device through which hierarchies of belonging are constructed. Following such conception of integration, cultural/religious differences and equality are framed as conflicting where cultural conformity underpinned by assimilationist discourses becomes a requirement for political, social, and economic equality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
immigrant integration, racism, culturalization, Swedish social work, anti-racism
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-59447 (URN)10.1080/10428232.2017.1249242 (DOI)000396626200003 ()2-s2.0-85008319041 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Dahlstedt, M., Eliassi, B. & Salmonsson, L. (2017). Medborgarskap och tillhörighet i migrationens tid – inledande reflektioner av temanumrets gästredaktörer. Sociologisk forskning, 54(1-2), 5-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Medborgarskap och tillhörighet i migrationens tid – inledande reflektioner av temanumrets gästredaktörer
2017 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 1-2, p. 5-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Sociological Association, 2017
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62017 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-31 Created: 2017-03-31 Last updated: 2019-09-09Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. (2016). Conceiving Citizenship and Statelessness in the Middle East and Sweden: The Experiences of Kurdish migrants in Sweden (1ed.). In: Nicole Stokes-DuPass, Ramona Fruja (Ed.), Citizenship, Belonging, and Nation-States in the Twenty-First Century: (pp. 85-110). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceiving Citizenship and Statelessness in the Middle East and Sweden: The Experiences of Kurdish migrants in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Citizenship, Belonging, and Nation-States in the Twenty-First Century / [ed] Nicole Stokes-DuPass, Ramona Fruja, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 1, p. 85-110Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50025 (URN)10.1007/978-1-137-53604-4 (DOI)2-s2.0-85044583441 (Scopus ID)978-1-137-53603-7 (ISBN)9781137536044 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-03-01 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. (2016). Statelessness and Belonging: The Cases of Kurdish Youth in Sweden (1ed.). In: Jenny Björklund, Ursula Lindqvist (Ed.), New Dimensions of Diversity in Nordic Culture and Society: (pp. 174-190). Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statelessness and Belonging: The Cases of Kurdish Youth in Sweden
2016 (English)In: New Dimensions of Diversity in Nordic Culture and Society / [ed] Jenny Björklund, Ursula Lindqvist, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, 1, p. 174-190Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50028 (URN)978-1-4438-8593-5 (ISBN)1-4438-8593-2 (ISBN)
Note

Book Description

In the new millennium, categories of identity have become particularly destabilized with the emergence of a new generation of people in the Nordic region who demand more dynamic and fluid identities. New Dimensions of Diversity in Nordic Culture and Society reinvestigates the tired concept of “diversity” to make room for dynamic new realities, as well as the ample new questions to which they give rise.

This volume assumes diversity to be a fundamental feature of Nordic modernity. Given that the Nordic countries consistently rank among the world’s wealthiest, most educated, and most egalitarian, these case studies provide important counter-narratives to prevailing local and global discourses of Nordic-ness. The contributors not only interrogate historical categories of diversity in a Nordic context, including gender, sex, class, ethnicity, and race; they also show how these categories intersect. They examine new forms of, and platforms for, diverse ideas and creative expression, including fluid masculinities, digital cultures, new media, and fashion. They question the terms on which the Nordic region’s indigenous peoples, the Sámi and the Greenlandic Inuit, as well as stateless people such as the Kurds, are brought into Nordic discussions of diversity, citizenship, and agency, and analyze the implications of particular neo-nationalist and patriarchal discourses that have emerged since the turn of the century.

The book draws from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and interdisciplinary fields, and will spark productive and critical conversations among all with an interest in the national and regional cultures, subcultures, and social dynamics that inform modern life in the Nordic region.

Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-03-01 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. (2016). Statelessness in a world of nation-states: The cases of Kurdish diasporas in Sweden and the UK. Journal of ethnic and migration studies, 42(9), 1403-1419
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statelessness in a world of nation-states: The cases of Kurdish diasporas in Sweden and the UK
2016 (English)In: Journal of ethnic and migration studies, ISSN 1369-183X, E-ISSN 1469-9451, Vol. 42, no 9, p. 1403-1419Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mass displacement in the Middle East is a major political challenge for contemporary Middle Eastern and Western states. As a consequence, statelessness has emerged as one of the central political issues in relation to the collapse and weakening of the states in the Middle East. Through deploying a qualitative inquiry and interviews with 50 Kurdish immigrants, this article investigates how members of Kurdish diasporas in Sweden and the UK conceive and experience statelessness in a world of unequal nation-states and hierarchical citizenship. Since diasporas are important non-state actors in nation-building processes, it is important to analyse their diasporic visions and the ways they challenge or reinforce the power of the nation-state in the context of migration. While from a legal or a right-based approach, the solution to statelessness is found in acquisition of a nationality/citizenship, I posit that in a world structured by the political normativity of the nation-state, nations without states will continue to be in search of national self-determination, political autonomy and sovereignty in the international comity of sovereign nations.

Keywords
Kurdish diaspora, statelessness, nationalism, citizenship, sovereignty
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51425 (URN)10.1080/1369183X.2016.1162091 (DOI)000379260800001 ()2-s2.0-84962090287 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-03-27 Created: 2016-03-27 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. (2015). Constructing Cultural Otherness Within the Swedish Welfare State: The Cases of Social Workers in Sweden. Qualitative Social Work, 14(4), 554-571
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing Cultural Otherness Within the Swedish Welfare State: The Cases of Social Workers in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Qualitative Social Work, ISSN 1473-3250, E-ISSN 1741-3117, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 554-571Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the article is to analyze how social workers frame the social problems of immigrant clients in Sweden. The study is based on in-depth interviews with 20 social workers in three different Swedish municipalities. While Swedish social work often assumes a discourse of color-blindness and universalism, this study indicates that Swedish social workers not only see cultural differences but also regard these differences as central when they frame, assess, and formulate their interventions. The discourse of culturalization not only produces and reinforces the ideas of cultural hierarchy and Swedish superiority, but it also tends to obstruct non-European immigrants from equal participation in the Swedish society since they are not allowed to enjoy their full citizenship. Consequently, there is a need for social work in Sweden to rethink its culturalist framework and go beyond cultural reductionism and take into consideration other issues such as unemployment, housing conditions, poverty, social isolation, marginalization, and ethnic discrimination.

Keywords
Social work with immigrants, framing, cultural Otherness, Othering, culturalization, Swedish social work
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Sciences, Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41269 (URN)10.1177/1473325014559091 (DOI)000356593200008 ()2-s2.0-84931084087 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-03-23 Created: 2015-03-23 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Eliassi, B. & Elena, F.-Q. (2015). How likely is civil war in Turkey?. openDemocracy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How likely is civil war in Turkey?
2015 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
openDemocracy, 2015
Keywords
Turkey, Civil society, Conflict, Democracy and government, International politics, Turkish Dawn
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46874 (URN)
Note

The recent and ongoing clashes taking place between members of the Kurdish and Turkish diasporas in Europe reflect the violent transnationality of this conflict.

Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
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